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  1. May 15, 2019Congratulations to the 2019 Vanier ScholarsTyler Hampton, Steven Pretty and Lei Yang

    Three Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients will pursue their doctoral studies at the University of Waterloo. 

  2. May 14, 2019Inaugural PhD Candidacy Celebration PhD Candidates holding mug

    On Tuesday, May 14 Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) hosted the first PhD Candidacy Workshop and Celebration in the Board and Senate room (NH 3407).

  3. May 10, 2019National 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) People's Choice voting - now live!Group of students supporting UWaterloo 3MT winner, Haya.

    Haya Almutairi - pictured centre, surrounded by supporters

    Vote for Waterloo's Haya Almutairi as National 3MT champion

    The regionals of Canada’s 3MT are complete and the 12 finalists have been announced!

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  1. May 21, 2019Grad writing café (every Tuesday and Friday!)

    Write together. Connect to our grad writing community to stay focused and motivated!

    Tuesdays & Fridays  9 a.m. –  12 p.m., SCH 228F

    Writing regularly helps with productivity and motivation. The Writing and Communication Centre hosts weekly group writing sessions for grad students. These loosely-structured sessions are designed to help grad students connect to a larger writing community, stay focused, and to keep making writing progress.

  2. May 21, 2019Teaching tutorials in STEM fields, CTE1111 (Spring, 2019)

    Many Teaching Assistants (TAs) in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines are responsible for teaching tutorial sessions.  However, running tutorials can pose unique challenges for TAs. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss how to create an effective tutorial environment and present ways of maximizing student participation.

  3. May 21, 2019Shaping classroom dynamics, CTE1176 (Spring 2019)

    Have you ever had to deal with disruptions in your classroom, like talkative, confrontational and interruptive students, or students who arrive late and leave early? Most instructors face at least occasional classroom disruptions, with new faculty and teaching assistants being primary targets. Such challenges can be unpleasant and disturbing, but you can help to minimize their frequency and impact.

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  1. Apr. 23, 2019The Lake Shift: An interview with Becky and TariqBecky Anderson and Tariq Aziz

    In July 2018, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs sponsored two PhD students, Becky Anderson and Tariq Aziz, to attend the Lake Shift writing retreat. Hosted by Queen’s University, the Lake Shift is a thesis writing retreat for doctoral students from Ontario universities held at the Queen’s Biology Station on Lake Opinicon. I checked-in with Becky and Tariq to hear about their experience at the Lake Shift:

    Tell us a bit about yourself. What program are you in and what is your research focus?

  2. Mar. 26, 2019Adding fun to your grad life: Connect to your residence communityEkin Eray holds a gingerbread house made during a community event.

    When I first moved to Waterloo 3 years ago for my PhD studies, I didn’t know much about life in Canada. I decided to stay in residences for a term to be close to campus and to get used to the city, and then look for an off-campus options. But I enjoyed living in Columbia Lake Village (CLV) North so much that I never left after I moved in.

  3. Feb. 26, 2019What grad school taught me about startups Lichen Zhang and Lucas Liepert pose with a $5,000 cheque for PriveHealth

    As I work toward the end of my grad studies, it only recently dawned on me how similar the process of building a thesis is to that of starting a startup. If you had told me this two years ago, I couldn't have imagined two paths that I thought were more different.

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